Honda dealer family starts rebooting their operations with “Safety Comes First” approach post lockdown2.0

Gurugram, 6 May, 2020

Gurugram, 6 May, 2020: Continuing to support its customers and business partners during unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, Honda 2Wheelers India today shared that post Government relaxation of rules, its dealerships are now step-wise moving towards a new way of doing business. At the same time, Honda continues to take added measures to provide liquidity support to its dealer family in these challenging times.

With Safety Comes First approach, Honda says lets together Break the Chain of COVID-19
As a responsible manufacturer, Honda 2Wheelers India has issued a comprehensive Dealership Operations Resumption Manual. All Honda dealer showrooms and workshops are adhering to strict safety & health protocols while ensuring social distancing between staff and customers to effectively Break the Chain.

Meanwhile, following the various state Governments guidelines and respecting Red, Orange & Green zoning in letter & spirit, Honda dealer showrooms and workshops have started reopening their shutters with effect from 4th May, 2020. Honda dealers are ensuring 100% adherence to all the mandated safety, sanitization and social distancing protocols, before re-start of their respective operations.

Elaborating on how Honda as a responsible corporate is prioritizing customer safety and business continuity at its dealer partners in these uncertain times, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “In these challenging times, Honda 2Wheelers India proactively extended a comprehensive financial support package for its dealers. We have also decided to bear additional 19 days’ interest making it a total of 40 days of interest cost by Honda on the BSVI inventory at our dealers. We are confident that the overall support extended will largely ease business continuity concern of our dealers. Also, with significant easing of economic activities restrictions by the government, we are moving forward cautiously in a stepwise manner. Safeguarding all stakeholders’ health & well-being, our dealers who are in green and orange zones are starting their operations to serve our customers. Honda family reassures its customers that your Safety comes First at every Honda outlet across India.

Honda family says Stay Home, Stay Safe:
Parallely, Honda and many of their dealer partners, as One Honda family continue to proactively fight for the cause and contribute to the society during this COVID-19 crisis. On April 1st, Honda India foundation - the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Honda group companies in India pledged 11 crore aid towards COVID-19 relief and preventive measures. Honda Associates across all 5 Honda group companies too have voluntarily pledged to donate their 1 day’s salary towards the total relief aid. Across India, dealers too have contributed through free distribution of meals & food grains to the needy, Free masks & sanitizer distribution, funds donation to State/ Central Government etc.

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